Cheetham Family History

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Cheetham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire called Cheetham, apparently named with Celtic ced ‘wood’ + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Chatham, Beetham, Needham, Bentham, Feltham, Tatham, Wakeham

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Cheetham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cheetham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cheetham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Cheetham Family Origin

Where is the Cheetham family from?

Cheetham Family Occupations

What did your Cheetham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cheetham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Cheetham's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheetham. A less common occupation for the Cheetham family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Machinist

  • At Home


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cheetham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cheetham Historical Records

What Cheetham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Cheetham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheetham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheetham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Cheetham. For the veterans among your Cheetham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheetham Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheetham lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cheetham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cheetham in 1960 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheetham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheetham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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